B. NICHOLAS, FACHE, ELECTED TO AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
March 15, 2003Lynn B. Nicholas, FACHE, president and chief executive
officer, Louisiana Hospital Association, Baton Rouge, has been elected
to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare
Executives, an international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare
took office today at the Council of Regents meeting during ACHE's 46th
Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hilton Chicago. She will serve
a three-year term representing ACHE affiliates on ACHE's Board of Governors,
the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services.
Nicholas has been president and chief executive officer of the Louisiana
Hospital Association since 2000. She is responsible for the strategic
and day-to-day operations of the 158-member association and its affiliate
companies; she also serves as chief spokesperson on behalf of the membership
to state and federal lawmakers, other associations, and the general public.
Before assuming her current position, Nicholas was executive vice president
and chief operating officer of the New Jersey Hospital Association in
Princeton. From 1976 to 1994, she served in increasingly responsible positions
at Morristown (NJ) Memorial Hospital, including administrative director,
Laboratory Services; assistant vice president, Professional Services;
vice president, Administration; and senior vice president, Clinical and
Ambulatory Services. She began her career at Morristown as a medical technologist.
to being elected an ACHE Governor, Nicholas served as the ACHE Regent
for Southern New Jersey from 1997 to 1999. She is chair of the board of
directors of ShareCor LLC and chair of the Louisiana HealthWorks Commission.
In addition, she is a member of the American Society of Association Executives
and an appointee to the Louisiana Healthcare Commission, Medical Care
Advisory Committee of the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals,
and the American Hospital Association Council of Metropolitan Hospitals.
Board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Nicholas
received her master's degree in healthcare administration from Central
Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, and her bachelor's degree in medical
technology from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens. She has also completed
the executive development program at the Darden Graduate School of Business
Administration in Charlottesville, VA.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426